Types of Services

We provide individual and group counseling, prevention and outreach programming to currently enrolled students. We also provide limited consultation and referral to faculty and staff. Sample issues may include:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Sexual/Physical Abuse or Assault
  • Sexual Identity 
  • Co-dependency
  • Suicidal Feeling/Behavior
  • Communication
  • Alcohol Concerns
  • Personal Growth
  • Self Esteem
  • Fitting In
  • Hopes, Wishes, and Dreams


The Office of Counseling Services sponsors workshops each semester that are designed to prepare students for college survival and enlighten them on life issues that they will face after graduation. Sample topics include Adjustment to College, Stress Management, Self-esteem, Male/Female Relationships, Sexual Assault, and Drugs and Alcohol. The workshops are presented in a variety of settings.

Commuter Students

Commuter students are encouraged and welcome to all activities.

Code of Ethics

The counseling staff maintains and protects the confidentiality of their counselee. Exceptions to the rule exist in the event a counselee represents danger to himself/herself or others. Counselee information can be provided upon completion of a release of information form by the counselee.

Referrals for Services

Referrals by faculty, staff or administrators may be made by calling the counseling office to schedule an appointment or completing a Referral Form . The use of the referral form is preferred, but not required. The form can be provided by the counseling office for your convenience or clink on the link above to print and/or complete the form. Walk-ins are accepted, although making an appointment gives the greatest assurance that the counselor will be available. Emergency situations will be treated as such, in accordance with the procedure in place.

Off-Campus Referrals

In an instance where there is a counselee who displays signs of acute distress, depression, suicidal or homicidal ideation; referrals will be made to psychologists and psychiatrists in the Jackson area.

Disability Services

Tougaloo College recognizes and supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and similar state laws which are designed to eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Disabilities may include physical or mental impairments which substantially limits one or more of a person’s major life activities, and which necessitate modifications to the facilities, programs, or services of the College. Tougaloo College is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualifying students, faculty, and employees with disabilities as required by applicable laws.

Faculty, staff, and other College employees who have ADA related concerns are currently assisted by Human Resources.